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Old 05-09-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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I think its new, does it work as good as they say? sometimes the oven trick leaves behind some glue on the rim, 99% alcohol doesnt get it off and I dont have a dremel.. yet.
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i know for a fact it removes it from hands.don't think it will work for the tires.it may harm the wheels.
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Here you go. I made this post on another forum a while ago.. Works like a charm...


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I've been working for the last week recycling old wheels so they can be refurbished into good working tires again. So far I've done 48 wheels (12 complete sets) saving me around $100.00+ in buying new wheels to mount up.

Here is what I've been doing and what I've used to get them into "new" conditions.

Acetone, Lexan scissors, container with a lid, gloves & old set of tires still in working conditions. I purchased the Acetone at Home depot for $15.00 (gallon)




Cut the tire down the middle, and pull off the old foam.





Then cut the two halves off next to the wheels edge. So only the CA rubber is left




Place wheels into the Acetone for 24 hours (Must be 24 hours to get all the old CA glue off)





Wash off with warm soapy water. I also took my orbital sander and buffed out the scratches on the face. Took about 1-2 minutes per wheel to make look 95% new.



Glued up with new tires and foam.




A lot more tires to glue... :LOL2:





I also soaked a set of complete tires where the foams had gone bad, but the tire tread still had 90% life left. After 24 hours of soaking the tires pulled right off, and look almost new. 100% of the old CA Glue was dissolved from the tires and wheels. So now I can re-glue them up on with new foam, and have a working set of tires.
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damn, thats insane, im definately doing it that way for now on.

can you reuse the acetone or does it have to be new stuff every few sets?

and if that stuff gets it off my hands, ill definately buy it, rc glue is more annoying than acid to get on your fingers, it stays stuck on for days.

thanks guys.

ps: I have a pair of scissors like those for fly tieing, man theyre the sharpest scissors ive ever seen!
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I use the acetone method too and it works awesome. I use a 2$ gallon paint can with a lid. you have to be careful because acetone will eat some types of plastic.

You can use the same acetone for quite a while. I wash my wheels and tires before i put them in so the acetone stays cleaner.

Acetone (used to be) the main ingredient in nail polish remover. It will take CA off your fingers pretty easily.
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To add, you don't need to submerge the wheels/tires in Acetone (it doesn't hurt, you just wind up storing more of it in your container). If you put 1" of acetone in the bottom of a paint can and put the wheels/tires in and seal the lid on tight the fumes will dissolve the CA glue.
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I use the acetone method too and it works awesome. I use a 2$ gallon paint can with a lid. you have to be careful because acetone will eat some types of plastic.

You can use the same acetone for quite a while. I wash my wheels and tires before i put them in so the acetone stays cleaner.

Acetone (used to be) the main ingredient in nail polish remover. It will take CA off your fingers pretty easily.
allright, got a question.

My 1 set of rims went in the oven, and the glue didnt come off the rim, it baked on, will the acetone still clean it?

my other set of rims: they werent glued properly, they are a total mess, pretty much garbage, badlands are hard to glue I pretty much need to dremel them... unless this acetone stuff is as badass as you make it look

is it bad for tires?

Ill try some in a full bottle of acetone, and the others in a inch or two and well see which works better (any bets?)

ps: cant believe you cut those tires! I would have used those for another 2 weeks.
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yeah, acetone is just about as badass as we make it seem. should be no problem.

I don't know if it is bad for tires or not. Probably yes. It will destroy your foams definitely though.

one word of caution, be very careful putting acetone in anything but metal container with a tight lid. some plastics, it will eat through the bottom of the container and then your in real trouble.
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yeah, acetone is just about as badass as we make it seem. should be no problem.

I don't know if it is bad for tires or not. Probably yes. It will destroy your foams definitely though.

one word of caution, be very careful putting acetone in anything but metal container with a tight lid. some plastics, it will eat through the bottom of the container and then your in real trouble.
awesome, this just made me like rcs so much more, tires used to be my worst enemy. I used to drive lightly, so my tires lasted longer, which resulted in less fun.

now I get to destroy those tires and have fun!
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